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Feature #16408

Document how to run from a virtual USB storage in virt-manager from a USB image

Added by u 22 days ago. Updated 22 days ago.

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Confirmed
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Normal
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Start date:
01/29/2019
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% Done:

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Description

Is there a plan to update the documentation of running Tails from a virtual USB storage in virt-manager (https://tails.boum.org/doc/advanced_topics/virtualization/virt-manager/index.en.html#index5h1)? The USB image can be used for this instead of using Tails Installer. The image must be increased to be at least 7200 MiB, I always do this with this command:

dd if=/dev/zero of=PATH_TO_TAILS.img conv=notrunc oflag=append bs=1000M count=6

FWIW one can get a simpler command line by using truncate.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #16006: USB image: adjust documentation Resolved 04/14/2016

History

#1 Updated by u 22 days ago

  • Target version set to Tails_3.13

Could you provide a doc branch with this information please? Then reassign to intrigeri for review? Thanks!

#2 Updated by u 22 days ago

  • Related to Bug #16006: USB image: adjust documentation added

#4 Updated by sajolida 22 days ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from Update doc for running Tails from a virtual USB storage in virt-manager to Document how to run from a virtual USB storage in virt-manager from a USB image

Good catch! I didn't think about updating this section but it would be great.

Note that the current section still works and that this work was not initially budgeted for Sponsor_I. So I think we should drop the "Deliverable for" and make this a Low priority (and Starter) task.

Would the first step be to update the command line to use truncate as proposed by intrigeri on #16006#note-14.

I'm fine with reviewing a branch after somebody else writes a draft.

#5 Updated by u 22 days ago

maybe segfault can provide the draft because he has certainly done this in the past for testing :)

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